Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts (LCPA) serves three primary roles: it is the world’s leading presenter of superb artistic programming, is a national leader in arts education and community relations, and functions as the manager of the Lincoln Center campus. LCPA presents over 350 performances annually throughout our different performance series including American Songbook, Great Performers, Live from Lincoln Center, Mostly Mozart Festival, Midsummer Night Swing, Lincoln Center Out of Doors and White Light Festival.
Reporting to the Director of Communications, the Assistant Director, Communications plays an active role in managing specific facets of the work of the LCPA Communications department – focusing primarily on classical music projects – employing a multi-platform approach to earned media and collaborating with other Communications units on content creation for specific projects across programming and institutional initiatives.
Develop and manage media plans for classical music series and institutional programs. These could include the Mostly Mozart Festival, White Light Festival, Great Performers, Live From Lincoln Center and institutional and educational assignments
Collaborate with staff towards implementing cross channel communications strategy
Write, proofread, and edit communications material
Secure placements in print, television, radio, as well as digital and social media, including preview, review, op-eds, and listings coverage
Proactively coordinate with the other internal teams on a variety of matters that intersect with communications
Monitor photographers and TV crews at events
Proactively cultivate a wide variety of traditional, new media and in-house contacts
Assist with press/social duty at performances and special events
Track and report campaign activity to internal stakeholders
Collaborate with social media unit to plan and develop content for specific projects
Support efforts of the overall department, working collaboratively and in a team environment
Liaise with appropriate colleagues in Lincoln Center departments
6+ years of experience in communications, including significant work in classical music PR, cultural communications experience, entertainment industry and/or not-for-profit sector
Deep knowledge of the classical music and arts & culture industry and media
Excellent writing and communications skills
Superb verbal communication skills
Results-oriented with a successful track record in managing and executing media campaigns across all channels, including digital
Experience leveraging multimedia assets for press placements
Proven track record with news media/event-oriented media
Passion for the performing arts required
Ability to work in deadline-oriented, multi-tasking and team environment essential
Ability to work nights and weekends at events and performances
Strong copy-editing skills
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience
Please list: Assistant Director, Communications in the subject line.
Internal candidates should contact a member of the Human Resources Department directly.
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts is an equal employment opportunity employer and is committed to maintaining a non-discriminatory work environment and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. LCPA is committed to creating a dynamic work environment that values diversity and inclusion, respect and integrity, customer focus, and innovation.
About Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts (LCPA) serves three primary roles: it is the world’s leading presenter of superb artistic programming, is a national leader in arts and education and community relations, and functions as the manager of the Lincoln Center Campus.